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Cold Hand In Mine: Strange Stories., Aickman,  Robert
1 Aickman, RobertCold Hand In Mine: Strange Stories. 30089
Tartarus Press: North Yorkshire. 2011.
Second printing.
Hardcover.
Collection of supernatural stories. First published in 1975, this Tartarus reprint contains a new introduction by Phil Baker.

''Robert Aickman was perhaps the finest writer of the ghost story in the second half of the 20th century, and although little of his work is pure fantasy - only a few of his 45 or so stories, and neither of his novels, actually take leave of the mundane world in any sense, except as a prelude to death - he is of absorbing interest in our context because he demonstrates the range of meaning that may be extracted from the devices of any form of fantastic literature, when those devices are treated gravely by a writer of high quality. Most of his work is technically supernatural fiction, about which he comments interestingly in his introductions to his Fontana Book of Great Ghost Stories series of anthologies. He commonly focuses not upon the entity (usually a ghost) which violates the fabric of reality but upon his richly conceived protagonists as they thrust towards, and sometimes across, thresholds they do not know how to ''read''. They cannot understand the ghost that faces them because that ghost, in the author's most typical stories - like ''Compulsory Games'' (1976 in Frights ed Kirby McCauley) - is a manifestation, a psychic portrait, of their failure to understand their own lives. Having failed to know themselves, his protagonists become frightened unto death by the fragmented images they glimpse across the uncanny threshold'' (John Clute/Encylopedia of Fantasy).


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Intrusions (2nd printing with one extra story)., Aickman,  Robert
2 Aickman, RobertIntrusions (2nd printing with one extra story). 39692
Tartarus Press: North Yorkshire. 2015.
First edition thus (& 1st printing).
Hardcover.
The author's last collection of stories (while still alive), first published by Victor Gollancz in 1980. The Tartarus Press 2012 1st printing collected those six long supernatural stories, plus a new seven page introduction by Reggie Oliver. However this Tartarus Press 2nd printing of 2015 also now adds a further story ''The Stranger'', the titles story from the 2015 Tartarus Press Aickman collection The Strangers And Other Writings, which went o/p very quickly (more or less by the time of publication) and will NOT be reprinted.

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Night Voices (2nd printing with two extra stories)., Aickman,  Robert
3 Aickman, RobertNight Voices (2nd printing with two extra stories). 39691
Tartarus Press: North Yorkshire. 2015.
First edition thus (& 1st printing).
Hardcover.
The last, posthumously published collection of stories by Aickman, first published by Victor Gollancz in 1985. The Tartarus Press first printing of 2013 reprinted those five long stories plus a lot more, beginning with a new introduction by Barry Humphries. Also included was the weird novella THE MODEL (posthumously published in 1987), plus Aickman's ''An Essay'' (written on winning the first World Fantasy Award in 1976), additionally this volume includes all seven of his Introductions to the seven volumes in The Fontana Book of Great Ghost Stories series which he edited: and finally the six-page ''Robert Remembered'', in which author Ramsey Campbell concludes this volume with memories of his friend. However this Tartarus Press 2nd printing of 2015 also now includes a further two stories, ''The Coffin House'' and ''The Fully-Conducted Tour'', both taken from the 2015 Tartarus Press Aickman collection The Strangers And Other Writings, which went o/p very quickly (more or less by the time of publication) and will NOT be reprinted.

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Powers Of Darkness., Aickman,  Robert
4 Aickman, RobertPowers Of Darkness. 07480
Tartarus Press: North Yorkshire. 2014.
Second printing.
Hardcover.
Collection of supernatural stories. First published in 1966, this Tartarus editiion (2nd printing) contains an eight page introduction by Mark Valentine.

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Sub Rosa., Aickman,  Robert
5 Aickman, RobertSub Rosa. 37317
Tartarus Press: North Yorkshire. 2013.
Second printing.
Hardcover.
Supernatural short story collection first published by Victor Gollancz in 1968: this edition has a five page introduction by R. B. Russell. The Tartarus Press first printing was in 2010.

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Tales Of Love And Death., Aickman,  Robert
6 Aickman, RobertTales Of Love And Death. 37355
Tartarus Press: North Yorkshire. 2014.
Second printing.
Hardcover.
Collection of supernatural stories, first published by Victor Gollancz in 1977. This Tarrtarus Press edition (2nd printing - the first was in 2012) contains a nine page introduction by Michael Dirda.

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The Attempted Rescue., Aickman,  Robert
7 Aickman, RobertThe Attempted Rescue. 36100
Tartarus Press: North Yorkshire. 2013.
First edition thus (& 1st printing).
Hardcover.
Autobiography: 246 pages. Eight page foreword by Jeremy Dyson. Originally published in 1966, followed by a 1st Tartarus Press printing (red dustjacket) in 2001. This Tartarus reprint (in cream/yellow dustjacket) has some (minor?) revisions to the introduction.

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The Attempted Rescue., Aickman,  Robert
8 Aickman, RobertThe Attempted Rescue. 07133
Tartarus Press: North Yorkshire. 2001.
First edition thus (& 1st printing).
Hardcover.
Autobiography: 222 pages. New eight page foreword by Jeremy Dyson. Originally published in 1966. 500 hardcover copies printed.

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The River Runs Uphill: A Story Of Success And Failure., Aickman,  Robert
9 Aickman, RobertThe River Runs Uphill: A Story Of Success And Failure. 37316
Tartarus Press: North Yorkshire. 2014.
First edition thus (& 1st printing).
Hardcover.
290 pages: the author's second volume of autobiography, following THE ATTEMPTED RESCUE (1966). First published in 1986, this Tartarus Press edition contains a new short introduction by Rosalie Parker. Limited to 350 hardcover copies.

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Written With My Left Hand., Barker,  Nugent
10 Barker, NugentWritten With My Left Hand. 37455
Tartarus Press: North Yorkshire. 2014.
Second printing.
Hardcover.
The author's collection of twenty-one macabre, humour and fantasy stories, first published in 1951: the first Tartarus Press printing was in 2002, with a new introduction by Douglas A. Anderson and Bibliographical Notes. This 2nd Tartarus Press printing is from 2014.

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An Occurrence At Owl Creek Bridge And Other Stories., Bierce,  Ambrose
11 Bierce, AmbroseAn Occurrence At Owl Creek Bridge And Other Stories. 24216
Tartarus Press: North Yorkshire. 2008.
First edition (& 1st printing).
Hardcover.
The complete supernatural stories, with an introduction by S.T. Joshi: 256 pages. Perhaps best known as a journalist and the author of the sardonic The Devil's Dictionary, Bierce ranks alongside Poe as one of the fathers of American supernatural fiction. As a young man he served in the Federal army during the American Civil war, participating in some of the most horrific battles, and this closeness to the horrors and excitement of war informed both his famed cynicism and his fiction. And Bierce's precise, pared down writing style provides a perfect foil to the Gothic content of his tales. His own death remains an enduring mystery: the septuagenarian Bierce went missing during a trip to Revolutionary Mexico late in 1913, and no trace of him has ever been found. 300 copies printed.

''the element that fuses Bierce's tales . . . is the focus on what might be called the psychology and physiology of fear. . . . Bierce is relentless in dissecting the precise succession of emotions that transforms a sane, normal man . . . into a gibbering lunatic'' (S. T. Joshi, from the introduction).


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The Cheetah-Girl (Being The MS, Not Published With The Collection Under The Title Of ''The Purple Sapphire'' (+ Addendum slip)., Blayre,  Christopher (Edward Heron-Allen)
12 Blayre, Christopher (Edward Heron-Allen)The Cheetah-Girl (Being The MS, Not Published With The Collection Under The Title Of ''The Purple Sapphire'' (+ Addendum slip). 00186
Tartarus Press: North Yorkshire. 1998.
First edition thus (& 1st printing).
Hardcover.
Limited to 99 numbered copies, though note that this copy has the limitation statement crossed out with ''File Copy'' written below. Laid in is an Addendum slip relating to the text.

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Muladona., Carlson,  Eric Sterner
13 Carlson, Eric SternerMuladona. 40646
Tartarus Press: North Yorkshire. 2016.
First edition (& 1st printing).
Hardcover.
Supernatural Southern Gothic horror novel set in Texas at the end of WW2.

''1918. In the dying days of World War I, the Spanish Flu devastates the small town of Incarnation, Texas. The sheriff closes the church and quarantines the dying in the schoolhouse. The townsfolk huddle alone in their houses to avoid infection. Each new day brings fresh corpses. But something worse than the flu is coming. Verge Strömberg, son of the domineering town pastor, is a sickly boy who lives in a world of books. His mother disappeared when he was seven, his older brother ran away. Now his father leaves him to tend a church in another county. That’s when the Muladona begins to visit him. Every night, the Muladona, a doomed soul transformed into the Devil’s mule, visits Verge and forces him to listen to a horrific tale. Each night, as Verge huddles under his bed sheets, the monster’s supernatural tales tear his soul apart. Verge’s search for the demonic creature’s true identity leads him through the dark history of Incarnation, from the murder of the Indians by the Spanish settlers, to the disappearance of his mother. In the end, Verge will have to confront the Muladona alone to rescue the memory of his mother and to save his immortal soul''.


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The Justice Of The Night: Poems., Cavaliero.,  Glen
14 Cavaliero., GlenThe Justice Of The Night: Poems. 20383
Tartarus Press: North Yorkshire. 2007.
First edition (& 1st printing).
Hardcover.
Hardbound collection of poems: 88 pages.

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Undesirable Guests (signed by the author)., Charlton,  William
15 Charlton, WilliamUndesirable Guests (signed by the author). 09368
Tartarus Press: North Yorkshire. 2002.
First edition (& 1st printing).
Hardcover.
Collection of fourteen supernatural stories: the author's first book. Limited to 300 hardcover copies. SIGNED BY THE AUTHOR

''this first collection of stories by William Charlton shows just how wide a range of material can be used to create a genuine, contemporary tale of unease. From the more traditional horror of ‘Undesirable Guests’, with its dubious visitors left in charge of children in an isolated north-country house, to the surreal, bureaucratic complexities of ‘The Area’, Charlton engineers the everyday into something far more warped and off-beam. ‘Travelling By Air’ has the quality of an unshakeable nightmare, while in ‘Hakanono’, European certainties are fatally undermined in a South Seas setting. ‘Norton Camp’ is a time-travelling ghost story with a military theme, and in ‘The Conference Centre,’ nothing can be taken for granted, not even the walls of the building itself''.


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Green Thoughts & Other Stories., Collier,  John
16 Collier, JohnGreen Thoughts & Other Stories. 41314
Tartarus Press: North Yorkshire. 2016.
First edition (& 1st printing).
Hardcover.
26 stories ''with a fantastic streak and elements of horror'': 294 pages with an introduction.

''John Collier (1901-1980) is best remembered for his short stories, although he was also a poet, novelist and screenwriter. He was given the Edgar Award and the International Fantasy Award in 1952 for the collection Fancies and Goodnights, and several of his most memorable tales were adapted for television and film. Collier’s tales are clever with a light touch, although he often added dark satire to the humour, in the vein of Swift, whom he admired. The twenty-six stories in this collection concentrate on those with a fantastic streak and elements of horror, resulting in a type of story that is very much his own. He would go on to influence writers such as Ray Bradbury and Roald Dahl. Collier’s short stories have been compared to those of Lord Dunsany, Ambrose Bierce, W. Somerset Maugham, Evelyn Waugh and James Branch Cabell amongst others (he disliked being compared to Saki). But none of them have his sardonic voice, his cynical, mocking humour and playfulness. The fantastic is skilfully introduced, and elevates stories such as ‘Green Thoughts’ and ‘Man Overboard’ to minor classics. It is hoped that this new selection will resuscitate Collier’s reputation and make his best work available to a new generation of readers''.


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Father Raven And Other Tales., Coppard,  A. E.
17 Coppard, A. E.Father Raven And Other Tales. 18011
Tartarus Press: North Yorkshire. 2006.
First edition (& 1st printing).
Hardcover.
Collects thirty-one supernatural tales: new introduction by Mark Valentine. Limited to 300 copies.

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Morbid Tales (presentation copy from the author), Crisp,  Quentin S.
18 Crisp, Quentin S.Morbid Tales (presentation copy from the author) 13629
Tartarus Press: North Yorkshire. 2004.
First edition (& 1st printing).
Hardcover.
Eight weird stories: 226 pages. Introduction by Mark Samuels. 300 copies printed. PRESENTATION COPY, SIGNED AND DATED AT TIME OF PUBLICATION (November 2004) BY THE AUTHOR TO A FELLOW UK WEIRD FICTION WRITER/'' To - - , who must forever bear the ''agony and nightmare'' of responsibility for this noxious tome's manifestation in this dimension, Quentin S. Crisp,Nov. 2004''.

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Strangers And Pilgrims., de la Mare,  Walter
19 de la Mare, WalterStrangers And Pilgrims. 20558
Tartarus Press: North Yorkshire. 2007.
First edition (& 1st printing).
Hardcover.
Collects thirty one supernatural stories, with a thirteen page introduction by Mark Valentine. 510 pages.

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Tales Of Terror., de Maupassant,  Guy
20 de Maupassant, GuyTales Of Terror. 24709
Tartarus Press: North Yorkshire. 2008.
First edition (& 1st printing).
Hardcover.
Collects 32 tales: 284 pages. With a foreword by Ramsey Campbell. 300 copies printed.

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The Girl With The Peacock Harp., Eisele,  Michael
21 Eisele, MichaelThe Girl With The Peacock Harp. 41471
Tartarus Press: North Yorkshire. 2016.
First edition (& 1st printing).
Hardcover.
The author's first book. Collects fifteen strange stories: 268 pages. Limited to 300 (unnumbered) hardcover copies.

''The fifteen strange stories that comprise this stunning debut collection range over the fantastic, the supernatural and the psychological. In ‘An Old Tale’, a young ballet student discovers hope beyond the barriers of death. ‘The Music’ tells of a violinist who must face the ghosts of his past; and those ghosts are brought to life in ‘The Beginning’. In ‘Gloria and the Selchie’ a modern Irish girl discovers that the stories her old granny told her are all too true, while in ‘The Lighthouse’, a retired sea captain falls in love. ‘What Dreams May Come’ moves the scene to modern day Manhattan, as an advertising executive is haunted by dreams of a giant raptor. In ‘Sanity’, the boundary between delusion and reality becomes a battlefield between a patient and her therapist. ‘Rolf’ takes the reader to the world of the medieval mason, and a strange apprenticeship. ‘The Change’ concerns the legend of the were-wolf from an unusual point of view, and in ‘The Kelpie’, a novice mage learns the true extent of her powers''.


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The Lost Stradivarius., Falkner,  J. Meade
22 Falkner, J. MeadeThe Lost Stradivarius. 05429
Tartarus Press: North Yorkshire. 2000.
First edition (& 1st printing).
Hardcover.
248 pages: Mark Valentine introduction. Originally published in 1895, this new edition contains the title story, plus two other stories, one of which ''Charalampia'', a fantasy, has never seen book publication.

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The Master Of The House: Tales Of Twilight And Borderlands (signed by the author)., Gaskin,  John
23 Gaskin, JohnThe Master Of The House: Tales Of Twilight And Borderlands (signed by the author). 36670
Tartarus Press: North Yorkshire. 2014.
First edition (& 1st printing).
Hardcover.
Collects twelve ghost/supernatural stories: the third collection of short stories by the author, following The Dark Companion (The Lilliput Press: Dublin., 2001) and The Long Retreating Day (Tartarus Press, 2006). SIGNED BY THE AUTHOR.

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Clarimonde And Other Stories., Gautier,  Theophile
24 Gautier, TheophileClarimonde And Other Stories. 30730
Tartarus Press: North Yorkshire. 2011.
First edition (& 1st printing).
Hardcover.
366 pages: collects twelve supernatural tales and other material. Eight page introductrion by Brian Stableford. Limited to 300 hardcover copies.

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The Double Eye., Harvey,  William Fryer
25 Harvey, William FryerThe Double Eye. 25983
Tartarus Press: North Yorkshire. 2009.
First edition (& 1st printing).
Hardcover.
Collects all of the author's thirty supernatural tales together in one volume, with an introduction by Richard Dalby. 350 copies printed.

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The Snow-Image And Other Stories Of The Supernatural., Hawthorne,  Nathaniel
26 Hawthorne, NathanielThe Snow-Image And Other Stories Of The Supernatural. 24579
Tartarus Press: North Yorkshire. 2008.
First edition (& 1st printing).
Hardcover.
Introduction by Richard Dalby: 417 pages. 300 copies printed.

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Nightmare-Touch., Hearn,  Lafcadio
27 Hearn, LafcadioNightmare-Touch. 27753
Tartarus Press: North Yorkshire. 2010.
First edition (& 1st printing).
Hardcover.
Short story collection: edited and with an introduction by Paul A. Murray. ''His hobbies were fantastic. He knew all manner of odd things, dreadful things, uncanny things. He was purblind, and the shadow of a telegraph pole rose to him 'the shadow of a gigantic skeleton'. He studied Hoodooism [sic], witchcraft, etc. . . and knew all the horrible things about the old-time doings-frightful, barbaric, hideous punishments, etc.; and he knew some of the sweetest poetry in all tongues''. So wrote an acquaintance of prolific horror writer Lafcadio Hearn (1850-1904). But in his writing Hearn was not concerned with achieving cheap thrills or titillation: horror was rather a means of expanding the boundaries of experience. He used his extensive knowledge of folklore and ancient beliefs and religions to challenge his readers, using horror to hint at spiritual realities beyond the grasp of contemporary materialism. 300 copies printed.

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The Sand-Man And Other Night Pieces., Hoffmann,  E. T. A.
28 Hoffmann, E. T. A.The Sand-Man And Other Night Pieces. 22979
Tartarus Press: North Yorkshire. 2008.
First edition (& 1st printing).
Hardcover.
532 pages: E.T.A. Hoffmann was Germany's greatest author of fantastic and supernaturalist fiction, a composer, music critic, draftsman and caricaturist. Hoffmann's fiction, exploring the darker side of the human spirit, influenced Poe, Dickens, Baudelaire and Kafka. His highly readable, entertaining and eerie stories are thick with references to ghosts, madness and hypnotic influence. Supernatural and sinister characters appear in the lives of his heroes and heroines, exposing the tragic and grotesque. The Sand-Man and Other Night Pieces is the definitive collection of Hoffmann's stories of the supernatural, including classic translations by J.T. Bealby, A. Ewing and Thomas Carlyle, and adding important, more recent translations by Everett Bleiler and Helen Grant: edited and introduced by Jim Rockhill.

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Orpheus On The Underground And Other Stories., Hughes,  Rhys
29 Hughes, RhysOrpheus On The Underground And Other Stories. 37999
Tartarus Press: North Yorkshire. 2014.
First edition (& 1st printing).
Hardcover.
New collection of stories, all but one previously unpublished: 212 pages.

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Stories From A Lost Anthology (150 numbered/signed by the author)., Hughes,  Rhys
30 Hughes, RhysStories From A Lost Anthology (150 numbered/signed by the author). 09134
Tartarus Press: North Yorkshire. 2002.
First edition (& 1st printing).
Hardcover.
296 pages: collection of weird stories, with an introduction by Michael Moorcock. 400 copies printed, of which the first 150 were numbered and signed by the author. This copy is no 76 of 150.

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The Smell Of Telescopes (250-numbered signed copies).., Hughes,  Rhys
31 Hughes, RhysThe Smell Of Telescopes (250-numbered signed copies).. 02920
Tartarus Press: North Yorkshire. 2000.
First edition (& 1st printing).
Hardcover.
270 pages: weird, macabre/fantasy stories, following his earlier collection WORMING THE HARPIE from the same publisher. LIMITED EDITION: 250 numbered hardcover copies signed by the author. This copy is no. 11.

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Worming The Harpy And Other Bitter Pills., Hughes,  Rhys
32 Hughes, RhysWorming The Harpy And Other Bitter Pills. 07461
Tartarus Press: North Yorkshire. 1995.
First edition (& 1st printing).
Hardcover.
Short story collection. 226 copies printed in total. This is no 165.

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The Legend Of Sleepy Hollow And Other Stories., Irving,  Washington
33 Irving, WashingtonThe Legend Of Sleepy Hollow And Other Stories. 26638
Tartarus Press: North Yorkshire. 2009.
First edition (& 1st printing).
Hardcover.
This volume is the first to assemble all of Washington Irving's short stories in the supernatural genre, and the impressive array of work on offer makes Irving a worthy pioneer of the American weird tradition. Perhaps best known for two tales steeped in early American legendry, 'Rip Van Winkle' and 'The Legend of Sleepy Hollow', Washington Irving emerges as the most distinguished American writer in the genre of the period following the early Gothic novels of 1764-1820 to Edgar Allan Poe in the 1840s. Born in New York in 1783, the young Irving practiced law and travelled widely in Europe, where many of his stories are set. Taking up journalism and then fiction, Irving remained devoted to his own country and was knowledgeable about the legends of the early Dutch settlers and Native Americans of the New York area. He was thus able to imbue the American weird story with its own supernatural milieu. The scope of Irving's weird writing is thus impressively wide-ranging, and it is, until now, only its scattered nature that has robbed him of the credit he deserves. 404 pages: introduction by S. T. Joshi and Bibliography by Richard Dalby. Limited to 300 hardcover copies.

''When first encountered, the publications of Tartarus Press seem almost as numinous as the supernatural tales they contain. The simple elegance of their presentation, hand-stitched hardback bindings jacketed in uniform cream covers with only minimal decoration, recall an earlier age when books were as rare and treasured as jewels. These are not commodities to be piled high on three-for-two tables, but rarities which remain hidden unless sought out . . . The stories hoarded in their pages are so little known you might be forgiven for wondering if you have dreamed them. The Triumph of Night and Other Tales by Edith Wharton. The Supernatural Tales of HG Wells. The Lost Poetry of William Hope Hodgson. And dozens of other titles by authors both famous and obscure which taken as a whole form a secret library, a catalogue of weird fiction from its roots in Victorian Britain through to the modern day.'' (Damien G. Walter, The Guardian, 29/09/09).


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This Spectacular Darkness: Critical Essays., Lane,  Joel
34 Lane, JoelThis Spectacular Darkness: Critical Essays. 41788
Tartarus Press: North Yorkshire. 2016.
First edition (& 1st printing).
Hardcover.
338 pages: edited by Mark Valentine and John Howard. Foreword by Mark Valentine. Collects Joel Lane's essays written for Wormwood magazine (including pieces on Theodore Sturgeon, Harlan Ellison, Cornell Woolrich, Fritz Leiber, Thomas Ligotti, Ramsey Campbell, H. P. Lovecraft and Ramsey Campbell), plus other essays from other publications (including pieces on Robert Bloch, The Cthulhu Mythos, Ramsey Campbell and Robert Aickman), plus appeciations of Joel Lane's own fiction and poetry by both editors, Nina Allan and Matt Joiner. 300 hardcover copies printed.

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Frankenstein's Prescription., Lees,  Tim
35 Lees, TimFrankenstein's Prescription. 29439
Tartarus Press: North Yorkshire. 2011.
First edition (& 1st printing).
Hardcover.
Supernatural novel. Limited to 300 hardcover copies.

''Hans Schneider is a drunkard and a womaniser; everyone agrees he's heading for a bad end. When he kills a fellow student in a duel, he finds himself banished to an isolated rural hospital, far from the pleasures he desires. There he meets the mysterious Dr Lavenza, and learns about Frankenstein's prescription-the secret of eternal life. Together, Schneider and Lavenza set out to collect the missing pieces of the formula. But they are not alone. From Germany to Rome, from Rome to Paris, to the failed and wretched Eden of an all-too-human God, a dreadful creature follows in their wake, bringing destruction wherever they go. Poor Schneider wants an easy time: drink, women and good company. Instead, he finds himself beset by ghosts and madmen, in a world where music brings the dead to life, and even the most terrifying monster can prove strangely sympathetic''.


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Mercy And Other Stories., Lloyd,  Rebecca
36 Lloyd, RebeccaMercy And Other Stories. 36826
Tartarus Press: North Yorkshire. 2014.
First edition (& 1st printing).
Hardcover.
Collection of sixteen weird/supernatural stories. 300 hardcover copies printed.

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Seven Strange Stories., Lloyd,  Rebecca
37 Lloyd, RebeccaSeven Strange Stories. 42353
Tartarus Press: North Yorkshire. 2017.
First edition (& 1st printing).
Hardcover.
246 pages: collects seven long weird/fantasy stories.

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Monsieur de Phocas: Translated From The French With An Introduction And Afterword By Francis Amery (aka Brian Stableford)., Lorrain,  Jean
38 Lorrain, JeanMonsieur de Phocas: Translated From The French With An Introduction And Afterword By Francis Amery (aka Brian Stableford). 39545
Tartarus Press: North Yorkshire. 2015.
First edition (& 1st printing).
Hardcover.
300 pages: 26-page introduction and nine page afterword by Brian Stableford writing as, and indeed translating as, ''Francis Amery''.

''Monsieur de Phocas (1901) has been ranked with Huysmans’ À Rebours (1884) as the summation of the French Decadent Movement. In the novel, Jean Lorrain presents experiences of the darker side of his life in Paris as the adventures of the Duc de Fréneuse (Phocas) and his relationship with the svengaliesque English painter Claudius Ethal. Jean Lorrain, born into a shipping family in Normandy in 1855, changed his name to keep his family out of the literary controversy he courted. In his writing and life he cultivated a kind of fascinated loathing for the decadence of fin de siècle Paris: in the words of Hubert Juin, he ‘loved his epoch to the point of detestation.’ Frances Amery’s sumptuous translation brings to life the grotesque, glittering world of Monsieur de Phocas’s journal, and Amery’s masterly Introduction and Afterword describe Lorrain’s place in Montmartre, Paris and the wider literary world''.


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A Fragment of Life (200-copy + slipcase)., Machen,  Arthur
39 Machen, ArthurA Fragment of Life (200-copy + slipcase). 04035
Tartarus Press: North Yorkshire. 2000.
First edition thus (& 1st printing).
Hardcover.
Supernatural novella originally published in the Horlicks magazine in 1904: included in the author's 1906 collection, The House of Souls but with the final chapter (18 pages) missing. This new edition is the first publication of the full text, with final chapter, since it's original magazine publication. Limited to 250 numbered copies printed - this no 12. Note: this copy is in a slipcase, though this was not issued by the publisher.

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Dreads And Drolls., Machen,  Arthur
40 Machen, ArthurDreads And Drolls. 21423
Tartarus Press: North Yorkshire. 2007.
First edition (& 1st printing).
Hardcover.
This volume contains sixty studies, mostly from real life, each of which, by its capacity for inspiring terror or causing amused wonder, qualifies as the 'Dread' or 'Droll' of Arthur Machen's general heading. 'To be able so to tell the bare truth that it seems a magnificent lie' is the qualification which has attracted Machen to the most outstanding of his narrations. When Dreads and Drolls was first published in 1926 it contained twenty-nine articles reprinted from London's The Graphic. This new edition more than doubles that number by including all of his contributions from that magazine. To 'The Euston Square Mystery', 'The Adventure of the Long-Lost Brother' and others we have been able to add 'A Castle in Celtic Myths', 'A Pretty Parricide', 'One Night When I Was Frightened' and many more. There is a tendency towards the re-telling of notable eighteenth-century crimes among these 'Dreads' and 'Drolls', but Machen also manages to illuminate such a wide range of subjects as the Holy Grail, the 'Little People' and cookery. In this entertaining and diverse collection of essays, Machen manages to show how little human nature has changed through the centuries. 300 copies printed.

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N., Machen,  Arthur
41 Machen, ArthurN. 28017
Tartarus Press: North Yorkshire. 2010.
First edition (& 1st printing).
Card wrappers.
Short story (first published in THE COSY ROOM, Rich & Cowan, 1936): published here for the Stoke Newington Literary Festival by The Friends Of Arthur Machen and Tartarus Press.

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The Autobiography Of Arthur Machen: Far Off Things, Things Near And Far., Machen,  Arthur
42 Machen, ArthurThe Autobiography Of Arthur Machen: Far Off Things, Things Near And Far. 42167
Tartarus Press: North Yorkshire. 2017.
First edition (& 1st printing).
Hardcover.
310 pages: collects together Machen's two volumes of autobiography, FAR OFF THINGS (1922) and THINGS NEAR AND FAR (1923), plus a new introduction by writer/comedian Stewart Lee.

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The Children Of The Pool And Other Stories., Machen,  Arthur
43 Machen, ArthurThe Children Of The Pool And Other Stories. 39351
Tartarus Press: North Yorkshire. 2015.
First edition thus (& 1st printing).
Hardcover.
First published in 1936. New 16-page introduction by Mark Valentine.

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The Cosy Room And Other Stories., Machen,  Arthur
44 Machen, ArthurThe Cosy Room And Other Stories. 41204
Tartarus Press: North Yorkshire. 2016.
First edition thus (& 1st printing).
Hardcover.
A collection of essays, mystically poetic fragments, and supernatural tales, first published by Rich & Cowan: London in 1936. This new edition adds a 14-page introduction by James Machin.

''a collection of Arthur Machen’s short stories curated by John Gawsworth (aka Fytton Armstrong) in 1936. As well as exhuming some very early tales published in the first half of the 1890s, Gawsworth included Machen’s decadent prose poems from Ornaments in Jade, and later work commissioned by Lady Cynthia Asquith for collections such as The Ghost Book (1926) and Shudders (1929). Among other curious items, The Cosy Room collected ‘The Islington Mystery’, an account of the likely murder of a taxidermist’s wife by her husband; but the highlight of the collection is ‘N’, the only original contribution to The Cosy Room, and perhaps the most interesting and thought-provoking story of Arthur Machen’s later career - a distillation of many ideas he had previously explored, but they are perhaps more perfectly expressed in this tale than in any other''.


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The Secret Glory., Machen,  Arthur
45 Machen, ArthurThe Secret Glory. 38671
Tartarus Press: North Yorkshire. 2015.
Second Tartarus printing.
Hardcover.
The 1998 Tartarus edition reprinted for the first time the full text, including chapters five and six. (the original edition of 1922, and subsequent editions, all had only four chapters). This is the Tartarus 2nd printing.

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The Secret Glory., Machen,  Arthur
46 Machen, ArthurThe Secret Glory. 00679
Tartarus Press: North Yorkshire. 1998.
First edition thus (& 1st printing).
Hardcover.
Reprints for the first time the full text, including chapters five and six. (the original edition of 1922, and subsequent editions, all have only four chapters): new three page preface by Godfrey Brangham.

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The House Of The Hidden Light., Machen,  Arthur (& A. E. Waite)
47 Machen, Arthur (& A. E. Waite)The House Of The Hidden Light. 42181
Tartarus Press: North Yorkshire. 2017.
First edition thus (& 1st printing).
Trade paperback original.
First published in 1904 (in an edition of just three copies). Followed by a Tartarus Press hardcover edition (300 copies) in 2003. With a twenty-five page introduction by Waite scholar R. A. Gilbert.

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Mirror Dead., McQueen,  Magda
48 McQueen, MagdaMirror Dead. 42904
Tartarus Press: North Yorkshire. 2017.
First edition (& 1st printing).
Hardcover.
Supernatural/ghost novel.

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Holidays From Hell: Fourteen Stories (signed/numbered hardcover)., Oliver,  Reggie
49 Oliver, ReggieHolidays From Hell: Fourteen Stories (signed/numbered hardcover). 41979
Tartarus Press: North Yorkshire. 2017.
First edition (& 1st printing).
Hardcover.
310 pages: eight page introduction by Robert Shearman, four page afterword from the author. LIMITED EDITION: 500 numbered hardcover copies signed by the author.

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Masques Of Satan: Twelve Tales And A Novella (250-copy signed/numbered).., Oliver,  Reggie
50 Oliver, ReggieMasques Of Satan: Twelve Tales And A Novella (250-copy signed/numbered).. 40450
Tartarus Press: North Yorkshire. 2016.
First paperback edition.
Trade paperback original.
320 pages. First published in hardcover by Ash Tree Press in 2007. LIMITED EDITION: 250 numbered trade Paperback copies signed by the author. Note: the first 250 copies of this trade paperback from Tartarus Press were signed and numbered by the author.

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